We will improve the learning of all young Australians

New curriculum support resource for teachers now available

04 May 2023

ACARA has today launched the Professional learning hub: a new Australian Curriculum support resource for teachers. This online portal hosts professional learning modules linked to the Australian Curriculum Version 9.0.

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National Report on Schooling data portal updated

12 April 2023

ACARA has today released new data on schooling including student and staff numbers, school finances and teacher education information on the interactive National Report on Schooling data portal

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Successful NAPLAN testing concludes for 2023

28 March 2023

NAPLAN has concluded for 2023, with a record 4.4 million online tests taken by almost 1.3 million students in 9,390 campuses and schools across Australia.

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Response to NAPLAN media stories by ACARA CEO David de Carvalho

29 November 2022

League tabling of schools by media outlets using NAPLAN data can be misleading as it doesn’t take into account the socio-educational advantage of different school communities. See ACARA CEO David de Carvalho’s response to recent media articles ranking schools

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The Australian Curriculum is moving from Version 8.4 to Version 9.0

26 April 2022

The Australian Curriculum Version 9.0 was approved by education ministers on 1 April 2022. It sets high expectations for what all students should know and be able to do, and supports improvement in Australia’s educational performance.


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ACARA CEO addresses The Age School Summit

23 March 2022

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently took to the stage as part of the annual The Age Schools Summit to discuss the Australian Curriculum.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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